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News 1st announcement for the European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels, 6-10 February 2017

The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology will be organized from Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Release date 22/06/2016
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The overarching topic will be “(re)connecting tropical biodiversity in space and time”. It highlights both the importance of integrating fundamental sciences inferring past processes (e.g. paleoecology, evolution, social history…) to understand current patterns of biodiversity, and the urgent need to reconnect patches of fragmented landscapes if we wish to conserve tropical biodiversity and ecological services of tropical ecosystems for future generations.

This conference aims to connect researchers at all levels of their career and from all disciplines relevant to tropical ecology, and to promote scientific exchanges and cooperation in a friendly atmosphere. Students and young scientists are very welcome and to encourage them, the organizers of the conference will make their best to maintain costs accessible to all. The conference addresses also topics relevant for tropical ecosystem managers, conservationists and policy makers, who are encouraged to participate and exchange with researchers.

The scientific program of the conference includes plenary talks by renowned international scientists presenting syntheses or new results on topics of broad interest, and contributed talks or posters organized in thematic sessions. For the 2017 edition, a free half-day is programmed on Wednesday pm to allow you to participate to specialized workshops, discover tropical collections of nearby research-museum institutes, or visit Brussels.

The European Conference of Tropical Ecology will provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussing major advances and future challenges in tropical ecology including:

  • Ecology, evolution and conservation of tropical ecosystems in a changing world
  • Tropical ecosystem functioning and ecological services
  • Agro-ecosystems, human impact and the future of tropical biodiversity

Contributions from all fields within tropical ecology are welcome.

Call for sessions

The call for session starts 1 July 2016. Please submit your proposal on-line on the conference webpage. On-line submission will be made available here in due time.


Session and workshop themes and chairs will be selected by the scientific committee.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference office at: Please refer to the conference website for further information:


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